Maybe I should add that as well as running the steam version I am also running windows 7.
I did mention that XD
I don't think it's any security problems as around a year ago I ran the Imperia mod on the same machine with the only difference being one was the disk version, and one was the steam version. Currently it's just spitting up the "Could not load Flag1.(gp|rlc)" error followed by c++ assertion errors. Unfortunately I have no experience with coding so I have absolutely no idea what would be causing that.